Handy Hint for Assembling Cling Stamps

My handy hint for you today is to do with assembling the new cling stamps. I for one absolutely love that our stamps have gone from clear and wood to cling. You still get the the same great rubber stamp image but you don’t have to worry about the stamps falling off the blocks. 

I thought I’d share this tip with you because it’s something I learned as a result of a mistake. Now, it maybe something you already know but it’s worthwhile sharing so you don’t make the same mistake I made. The image stickers that come with the cling stamps are S-T-I-C-K-Y. They stick to anything they touch.  

In this photo you will see what I did. 

I took the backing off one side and then released the other side which immediately got stuck onto the other half of the image. That sticker is clingy! It was stuck really well and I had to work calmly to pull it apart without ripping it. I was fortunate and this may not always work. 

Here’s how I avoided it happening again. Remove the backing off one half of the image and position your stamp on top. Then place your finger between the section that has been attached and the other half you are going to pull the backing off. This stops the 2 halves from sticking together as it just sticks to your finger. Then release it gently and align on the rest of your stamp. 


Hope this little tip helps you when you put these stamps together. If you haven’t tried them already, I am certain you will love the stickability of the new cling stamps. 

Quick Tip for Mass Mailouts

Just recently I had the opportunity of participating in a swap with the Pennsationals team. If you are new to the ‘swap’ thing, it’s where you create a card or card front and make several of them to ‘swap’ with other demonstrators who in turn, will do the same. This gives you the fun of meeting new people and seeing what they create.

Our swap was around the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues. I received 13 beautiful card fronts – all so different. It’s given me some great ideas for different suites and stamp sets. 

When doing this mail-out, I thought of an idea I had come across whilst reading through a demonstrator site. I can’t remember who suggested it but if it was you, please holler. It was such a fantastic idea that I thought I should share this handy hint with you.

Today’s hint uses aqua painters. At $20 for 2 brushes in 2 brush sizes, this is great value. Aqua painters are great tools to seal envelopes. I tell you, this is such a time saver. These aqua painters make quick work of this tedious job. You could use it on your stamps too. I wish I had my aqua painter when I went to the post office to post my swaps. The water well was dry and I had to look for another one – would have been so much quicker with a brush. Perhaps an idea for Australia Post?


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